Within days of learning she was pregnant with her second child; Barb Brzezicki faced the unfolding of an unexpected and harrowing chapter in her family's life: her mother's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease. The working mother was suddenly balancing pregnancy with caring for her young daughter and her mother, Stella — starting to drive her to and from appointments in the weeks before Christmas 2009. What's more, Brzezicki became sick and ended up on disability, which she believed was stress-induced.
Ross Smith has worked in every corner of the software industry for more than 20 years and is currently a Director of Test at Microsoft.
A little more than a year ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) launched We Know Next, our external campaign to help business leaders, policymakers and human resource professionals — and those who influence them — better understand today’s ever-changing workforce. We believe human resources is a critical element — driving the policies, the perspectives and most importantly, the people — behind every business success. SHRM and its members are helping transform business by understanding what’s next.
Social Networking Websites Gain in Popularity as an Employer Recruiting Tool
More than half of human resource professionals (56 percent) use social networking websites to source potential job candidates, a significant increase from 2008 (34 percent), according to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
More than 700 chief human resource officers (CHROs) and senior executives worldwide say the foundation of workforce investment is shifting and they are seeing more hiring in Europe and North America, according to a new IBM study released Oct. 12, 2010.
Additionally, social networking is having a broader impact on a company’s bottom line, and HR executives realize that they need to do a better job cultivating leaders, the study found.
G. Brint Ryan discusses HR's critical role in developing Ryan LLC's innovative work environment - myRyan - where employees have the flexibility to work where, when and in what manner that best promotes increased efficiency and effectiveness.
A top-level advisor to President Barack Obama advised Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members at the 2011 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference to encourage workplace flexibility and to select employees who have a life outside the office.
Keeping employees happy at Zappos.com takes a little weirdness and a wilingness to make work fun.
You may not expect a woman whose footwear of choice is tennis shoes to work at one of the world’s largest online shoe companies, but for senior HR manager Hollie Delaney, PHR, Zappos.com Inc. is a comfy fit.
The Society of Human Resource Management is at the frontlines of a changing workplace. See how SHRM members are helping transform business by understanding what's next.
Shannon Deegan discusses how how 20 percent time led to the development of Google products such as Google Sky and Gmail.
This year is shaping up to be one of the most active years for HR public policy on the state level. Already, numerous workplace measures across the country have become law, and many others are progressing down the road to enactment As a result, HR professionals who in past years have focused their attention on Washington need to also be wary of workplace legislation coming from their state capitols.